Chanel Beckenlehner, 26, of Caledon, Ontario was crowned Miss Universe Canada 2014 at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Toronto on May 24th. She will compete in Miss Universe 2014 pageant whose date and venue have not yet been confirmed. Her court includes 1st runner-up Keshia Papasin, 2nd runner-up Lauren Howe, 3rd runner-up Sarah Ainsley, and 4th runner-up Nicole Lacz. Beckenlehner represented Canada at the 2009 Miss International where she landed in the top 15.
A local beauty pageant is attracting ample mockery on social media after a trans-identified male was crowned the winner of the competition and awarded a scholarship intended for young women. Brían Nguyen , 19, was awarded the crown in the Miss Greater Derry pageant, held on November 8 in the Greater Derry area of New Hampshire. The competition is a locally-run event under the national Miss America series of pageants. In addition to winning the crown, Nguyen will receive the Miss Greater Derry Scholarship , a financial award established to support young women. Nguyen, who is male, is a freshman at Nashua Community College majoring in Business Management. After his win, Nguyen wrote on Facebook : “ I am ecstatic to be the FIRST transgender woman to be a Miss America local titleholder, and I hope to make everyone proud and become the first to walk the Miss America stage. I am Brían Nguyen, your Miss Greater Derry 2023 .” Nguyen had previously announced on Instagram that he has intention